Closing speeches after MLK – Marade, 2018

Today is Dr. Martin Luther King’s Birthday, I remember vividly as a high school senior. That April, 1968 and how our race relations was illumined for what it is and is not. August of that year, I enlisted in the Air Force, then volunteered for Vietnam. The experiences of May, 1970 at Pleiku airbase and the Cambodian Incursion forever changed my viewpoint about race relations. This past week leading up to honoring his birthday and contribution to making America a better place. Was not evident this week. An Ohio school teacher in Mason City School District, told a African American student he would be lynched by his classmates if he didn’t do his work.

The school district initially said no action would be taken against the school teacher. Two days later the school superintendent was apologetic. Two days after that the New reported a Maryland hospital released a patient (elderly woman) wearing only her hospital gown.

If this wasn’t enough of the insensitive comments toward African American student or elderly woman. President Trump’s further makes a bad situation worse. With his comments first reported by NBC News website about “Haiti, and African countries as “S*******s.”

The only U.S. Senator Dick Durbin who witness the President verified what he said. While other Republican Senators and House of representatives commented he did not. This politicans would rather please a racist, than defend the citizens who voted for human decency.

President Abraham Lincoln of the Republican party is one of the few decent politician’s. In recent history, for example in 1964 when Senator Barry Goldwater decided to run for office of the President. He opposed the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Other news sources reported because of his stance, he alone made and created the conservative GOP not to support African Americans equality and their Civil Rights. The ”GOP,” Grand Old Party only serves one purpose to maintain the status quo of supporting their cronies in Big Business and Politics. They say “Hell with the minorities, we’ll use them to build your homes, pave your streets, but they can’t live here! So today’s” Republican’s ” overwhelming vote for a new “Tax Bill” that entities the wealthy and Big Business tax breaks. While the rest of our citizens may carry the burden of low wages, lack of medical care, or reducing Medicare or other programs to help the poorest in our country. I feel it’s time people throughout the United States come together and move forward. To vote out of office all politicians (THROW THE BUM’S OUT!) who supported the “Tax Bill.” Along with BOYCOTTING the businesses who made contributions that made sure they would be elected to office. This is 2018, Say NO to JIM CROW!

Lastly, I spoek with a fellow Vietnam veteran who is active with the homeless in the Greater Philadelphia area. He said Dr. Martin Luther King died in Vain! I hope he is wrong.

About pleiku1970

My service at Pleiku, 1970 is significient because of the Cambodian Incursion. Close proximity to exit routes from the Ho Chi Minh Trail and the "Tri-Border area of Laos,Cambodia and Vietnam. This Air Force assignment was different than most, because of the isolation.
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